Caesar by Sir Edwin Landseer (1802-73). Source: “Studies and Sketches by Sir Edwin Landseer, R.A.” (1875): 195. “Lent by Mr. W. P. Bodkin, Highgate, C.E.” “When and where ‘Caesar’ lived, we cannot ascertain; all we know of him is told by the artist himself in the lines he has written on the sketch, which is rather elaborately drawn in pencil: it is the lifelike head of a noble animal, trained, as it seems, to the gun, for he holds in his mouth, a dead bird” (194). [Click on image to enlarge it.]

Formatting and text by George P. Landow. [You may use this image without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you (1) credit the Hathi Trust and the University of Michigan and (2) link your document to this URL in a web document, or cite it in a print one.]


“Studies and Sketches by Sir Edwin Landseer, R.A.” Art-Journal (1875): 193-96. Hathi Trust version of a copy in the University of Michigan Library. Web. 24 March 2014

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